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Question:
Dear Mr Cooke First thank you for your service sir! I just finished reading your three books and I'm fixing to start Constantine Covenant. I have to say I really enjoyed them. I used to work in Norfolk with a sonar operator who started my fascination with submarines. It's hard to imagine what those guys went through during WW2. Your novels helped me to remember the sacrifice these guys made for us all. Please tell me your writing some more books. Thanks again.
Answer:
Posted: 5/19/14
Dear Corey, I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Those sonar operators are a special breed. I have spent many a watch in the control room counting on their unique skills to give me sight in the dark. I am indeed writing a new book. It is a novel, set during the Civil War. I will post new info as it gets closer to completion. I'm not yet sure when that will be...Thanks for your post. All Best - RCC
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Dear Mr. Cooke, I just finished your heart-stopping novel "Sink the Shigure". I read it practically in one sitting as the characters pulled me into the story. I have spent a good portion of my life in Africa leading safaris and reading more adventure books than I can count -- from Wilbur Smith to Clive Cussler. I personally found your characters far more believable and three-dimensional. Your dialogue is real-life. The plot twists are true to the story and your characters become living-breathing people --ones you really care about. You are a true original. I greatly look forward to reading your other novels , and future ones as well. With admiration from one of your readers, Dick Houston President Elefence International, Inc.
Answer:
Posted: 4/5/14
Dear Mr. Houston, I count myself very fortunate to be listed anywhere with those two gentlemen. Thank you so much for your comment. As I write this next novel, I'll be thinking about you reading it on safari! All Best - RCC
Question:
Are you Aiden Crisp?! I can't put down the Constantine Covenant! Also please write more as your novels are fantastic!
Answer:
Posted: 4/5/14
Dear Matt, Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes I am Aiden Crisp. He is my relic/treasure hunting, thriller writer alter-ego. I'm glad you're enjoying Constantine. Best Wishes! - RCC
Question:
Dear Sir, I thoroughly enjoyed 'The Constantine Covenant' and I shall recommend it to Dutch libraries, on whose behalf I read it. However, please correct one tiny error (p. 416 paperback ed.: in 1944 nobody had ever heard of DNA, the discovery of which was still some years in the future. Best Jack
Answer:
Posted: 10/17/11
Jack. Of course, you're right. Thanks for pointing that out. Certainly genetics research was well underway by 1944, but DNA would not have been a well known term at the time. But then, the Germans were working on some pretty revolutionary stuff that showed up years later as "inventions" of others.... :) I'm glad you enjoyed it! All Best - RCC
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Sir, I finished Pride Runs Deep, almost done with Sink The Shigure(10 pages left), and have Rise to Victory on tap ready to start reading it. I'm not much of a book worm, but they definitely hold me fast. I served aboard the Ulysses S. Grant SSBN 631(Blue) and loved my ship and everything about it. I relate to a lot in your books. Two of the crew were killed on the Grant, during her Bravo seatrials out of Portsmouth, NH in '87. Was a tough thing to go through, but was surely a life changing experience. Thanks for such wonderful books to read and enjoy and can't wait to find your new one coming out. Take care Sincerely, Monty Dewitt TM2(ss)
Answer:
Posted: 10/17/11
Monty. The loss of a shipmate is one of the toughest things to get through, especially on a boat where the crew is such a tight-knit unit. I'm glad my stories ring true with you. I hope you enjoy Rise To Victory. As a fellow submariner, I will ask your forgiveness for some of the creative license I took. Thanks for your service! - All Best - RCC
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Sir: I was given "Rise to Victory" by a friend. Read it and then read "Pride Runs Deep" and "Sink the Shigure". As a old ground pounder(former US Marine)I found them most interesting and the best page turners I have read in a long time. Just recommended them to my brother-in-law an avid reader. I really like the way you describe your stories. Thanks for the books and your service. Can not wait for the next book.
Answer:
Posted: 10/17/11
Thanks for the kind recommendation. I'm always flattered when my sea stories can thrill those who defend our country on the front line. I hope your brother-in-law enjoys them as well. Thanks for serving! Respectfully - RCC
Question:
I just finished "Pride Runs Deep" and I really enjoyed it. As you well know the SS244 is actually the Cavalla which did sink a Japanese carrier involved in the Dec 7, 1941 attack. I am a member of the Cavalla Base of the USSVI and make pens from the decking. I would be proud to send a cigar pen to you as a reminder of the 52 lost boats. No charge of course. Please advise. Jim:formerly FT1(SS), USS Runner SS476
Answer:
Posted: 10/17/11
Jim. A fine ship with a proud history. What a great idea and a nice tribute to our fallen sailors. Thank you for the kind offer. I'm so glad you enjoyed Pride. Thanks for your continued service to our country and to our service men and women! With much respect - RCC
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Dear Sir, Enjoyed tour book "Sink the Shigure" I noticed on your "comments" page that many guys pointed our the E-8 E-9 error so I will forgo that. Two other points: No mention of using the "Safety tank",a ballast tank speciffically sized to compensate for a flooded conning tower. You cannot walk into the motor room, it is located beneath the maneuvering room. Respectfully, Bob Nelson ICCM (SS) Retired USS Blenny SS 324 USS Cavalla SS 244 USS Plunger SSN 595 COB USS Kamehameha SSBN 642 COB Look forward to reading more of your books.
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Posted: 7/20/11
Bob, my deepest gratitude for your service to our country. I'm honored you would read my books and overjoyed that you would find them in the least bit entertaining. Please keep the comments coming. I appreciate the corrections. God Bless, COB. - RCC
Question:
In the questions and comments area you refer to your new book coming out this summer and to check the news section. In the news section it points to the book "The Constantine Covenant" It says in the link that the author of this book is Aiden Crisp? Did you co-write this book or am I mistaken that this is not the book you are referring to?
Answer:
Posted: 5/5/11
Aiden Crisp is a pseudonym. Since The Constantine Covenant belongs to the thriller genre, I wrote it under a different name. It does take place in WWII, for the most part, and there is a submarine (U-boat) element to it, but it is not in lock-step with my previous books, which were strictly naval fiction. I hope you give it a try. And please let me know what you think. Thanks for the great question! - RCC
Question:
Just finished "Sink the Shigure" - Keep up the fantastic work, thank you!
Answer:
Posted: 5/5/11
Thank YOU! I hope you find The Constantine Covenant just as entertaining. - RCC
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